Klarna has laid off more than 560 people, including five in Lisbon – Tecnologias

Klarna has laid off more than 560 people, including five in Lisbon – Tecnologias

Sebastian Simyatkowski, CEO of Klarna, announced the layoffs of more than 565 employees in the company and issued a file existing With the name of all of them in one after, after From Linkedin. This post comes after Klarna revealed last week that it will cut about 10% of jobs globally due to rising costs.

The CEO of the Lisbon-based company wrote on the social network that the post was issued with “mixed feelings”, because it reflected not only the quality of the people who worked in the company, but also the difficulty of dealing with it. .

The names on the list, which was announced Tuesday, were optional and the list was created by an item that will continue to work with the company.

Klarna, which launched its installment payment services in Portugal six months ago, planned to open a tech hub about a month ago.

In an interview with Negócios, from The company’s chief technology officer, Yaron Shaer, announced this 500 people were employed. However, the country’s top team has now left five people behind – four in talent acquisition and one in the technical field.

At the end of 2021, Klarna had 4,789 full-time employees. In the first three months of this year, Swedish fintech posted a loss of SEK 2.54 billion (€241.8 million at current exchange rates), a figure that more than tripled SEK 796 million (€75.8 million). 2021.

(news updated at 7:10pm to determine the number of dismissals in Lisbon)

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